I don't think kids are born disenfranchised. Society and situations serve to mold and create mindset. Children have dream but not every child dreams of being Bill Gates. Most children are just seeking two simple things: Love and acceptance. I think these two ingredients are essential before a child starts dreaming of becomng Jobs, Gates, or Zuckerberg. If a child does not find acceptance or love then the disenfranchised feelings set it.Caultron wrote:I'm not saying all schools are perfect, or even that any are perfect.Freedomforall wrote:...If you have money and or looks then you are favored by teachers etc....
...it is obvious from my viewpoint that nothing has changed as indicated from all the press covering school shootings etc.
And it's impossible to fully satisfy the needs and desire of hundreds of different students, let alone their parents.
But looks or lack thereof leading to school shootings? Really?
It seems to me that most school shooters are disenfranchised mentally-troubled young adults who realize they're not going to be Bill Gates or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg or whoever after all, and who then blame their school and take revenge. But I concede that I'm no expert on such things; I just read the news.
I read a book about unschooling. The principle of the book is that schools are broken becasue they force all children to learn at the same time. The theory is that we all have natural learning abilities and should be allowed to follow those as well as our interests. Have you ever tried to learn something and became very frustrated only to find that days later or months the same subject seemed so much easier? That is the principle of this book.